Indonesian Justice and Unity Party

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Indonesian Justice and Unity Party
Partai Keadilan dan Persatuan Indonesia
Chairman Sutiyoso
Secretary-General Lukman F. Mokoginta
Founded 15 January 1999
Headquarters Jakarta
Ideology Pancasila
Ballot number 15
DPR Seats 0
Website
http://www.pkpindonesia.or.id/[dead link]
Politics of Indonesia
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Elections

The Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (Partai Keadilan dan Persatuan Indonesia/PKPI) is a political party in Indonesia.

The party was founded as the Justice and Unity Party (Partai Keadilan dan Persatuan ) in December 1998 as a split from the Golkar party. According to PKP leaders, particularly retired General Edi Sudrajat, PKP's leader, Golkar was insufficiently cooperative with reform movements then active. The PKP also argued that Golkar's attitude toward Pancasila and the original 1945 constitution threatened the unity of Indonesia.[1]

In the 1999 legislative elections, the party won 1.01% of the vote. This was not enough to qualify it to run in the following elections, so party members established a new party under the name Indonesian Justice and Unity Party. The party chairmanship remained in the hands of Edi Sudradjat. In the 2004 legislative elections, the party won 1.3% of the popular vote and 1 out of 550 seats.[2] In the 2009 legislative election, the party won 0.9 percent of the vote, less than the 2.5 percent electoral threshold, meaning that it lost its only seat in the People's Representative Council.[3][4]

The party opposes the International Monetary Fund and privatization. Its main support is concentrated in North Sumatra, West Java and Central Java.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's who in Indonesia's political arena (1999). p.277
  2. ^ Bambang Setiawan & Bestian Nainggolan (Eds) (2004) Partai-Partai Politik Indonesia: Ideologi dan Program 2004-2009 (Indonesian Political Parties: Ideologies and Programs 2004-2009 Kompas ISBN 979-709-121-X. p193
  3. ^ Indonesian General Election Commission website Official Election Results
  4. ^ The Jakarta Post 10 May 2009 Democratic Party controls 26% of parliamentary seats
  5. ^ Tempo magazine No. 0931/March 31-April 06, 2009, p.31